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Kylie Murphy
Neutral Skin Tones
on May 19, 2017 at 7:41:30 pm

Hi there,

I'm trying to recreate a specific look from a film (Inside Llewyn Davis) and I can't quite get the skin tones right. The colorist of the film said this in an interview:

“I got rid of the blue channel, which I do a lot these days, and remapped the colors so that the skin tones had just enough of a twist to not be realistic, to be a little romanticized, like a memory. To desaturate the skin would look unnatural, so instead we bent the RGB curves of the negative so the skin tone would be completely neutral with Bruno’s exposure. It’s a very delicate thing to do.”

I cannot quite figure out how to bend the RGB curves like he talks about here. Does anyone have an idea as to how to do this?

Thanks!


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Chris Wright
Re: Neutral Skin Tones
on May 20, 2017 at 1:19:49 pm

i pixel peeked from the trailer on youtube and got 155, 143, 128. which is in RGB. see 128 is 50% V(brightness value) in blue channel. red is 8% more than green. red and green make brown. so think of an ever so slight reddish-brown color.

depending on what color program you use(i started with a GH4 image that had moderate saturation)
I got the exact same pixels with AE by using:
hue/sat blue channel 0% (make blue grey)
master color balance HLS 12% clockwise (offset all colors to neutral)
RGB curves-red channel gamma 1.5% (give red-brown)
master saturation -26% (remove extra saturation if necessary)


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